Friday, January 4, 2013

Oak Street Bootmakers - Trench Boot

I remember when Oak Street Bootmakers hit the menswear scene. People went crazy for the vibram soled oxfords. It was crazy. But from what I've seen, it's totally understandable, as the quality is definitely up there, so is the vision of the brand.

It has become obvious that George Vlagos is going for something a bit different than moccasins and loafers with the release of the field boot for instance. However their most recent release, the Trench boot, really hones the brand name.

 Made in the USA (of course) of quality materials in a timeless design in one of the nicest leathers around (Horween's Chromexcel leather in the colour "Natural"). What's not to like? Nothing, I guess, but personally I would never consider wearing a pair of boots that didn't have a rubber sole. In my mind I'm thinking about how nice they would look, if they were equipped with a rugged, English Ridgeway sole. But that's probably just me and my OCD, but make no mistake this boot looks like one of the best boot options around.


  1. Looks a lot like the RM Williams "Rigger Boot", a very sturdy piece of footwear (also called a reporter's boot), fantastic leather, hard wearing sole, you can use in snow. It is even sold in Pisserenden! No publicity, just the proud owner of one pair speaking. The Oak Street pair looks a litte sleeker and more versatile indoor :-)

  2. It's not revolutionizing in any way, however the last shape makes them go with just about anything. There are many boots that fill that gap, and I was just thinking about compiling a list for future use, but I decided against it, as I enjoy being reminded of good things - like the Rigger boots. Unfortunately RM Williams are pushing the classic Australian work boot, but they're just not my style at all.

    However I would love to have a similar pair to the pair that Mike from Indigoshrimp had made in kangaroo leather